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 #124838  by keirweir
 Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:35 pm
Hey everyone!

I'm wondering what people use to create media stuff for gigs and branding.

I was hoping I could use an iPad app but can't seem to get anywhere on that one. I'm sure there are software programs you can buy?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 #124849  by tigerstrat
 Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:33 am
you can certainly use raster-graphics like Photoshop, but my preference is for Illustrator, and other vector-based graphics programs... heard good things about this freeware knockoff although I've never properly explored it: http://inkscape.org/
 #124861  by myoung6923
 Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:18 pm
Photoshop.

Illustrator is good too, but I'm just not as used to it as Photoshop.

There is a shareware version (or at least there used to be) called Gimp. I just didn't like its layout - maybe I was too set in my Photoshop ways...
 #124882  by keirweir
 Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:22 am
Thanks guys!

Mike, I always thought and still think the Fennario posters are bordering on cosmic.

Super electrified graphics, real nice.

I'm going to look into Photoshop
 #124888  by tcsned
 Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:41 am
keirweir wrote:Thanks guys!

Mike, I always thought and still think the Fennario posters are bordering on cosmic.

Super electrified graphics, real nice.

I'm going to look into Photoshop
They'll give you a 30 day free trial that gives you the full version without watermarks or other annoyances. I remember the "you suck at photoshop" tutorials on YouTube as being pretty good.
 #124889  by keirweir
 Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:46 am
tigerstrat wrote:you can certainly use raster-graphics like Photoshop, but my preference is for Illustrator, and other vector-based graphics programs... heard good things about this freeware knockoff although I've never properly explored it: http://inkscape.org/

I missed this one too, i'll check it out.

Thanks!